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FOUR STAR REVIVAL - KNIGHTS OF THE REVIVAL review

 

FOUR STAR REVIVAL - KNIGHTS OF THE REVIVAL

SELF RELEASED

NOVEMBER 4 2015

 

 

Few forms of music that define themselves by Genre really give you an insight into their lyrical content rather than their sound with the exception of ‘Christian Rock’ which sonically can range from anything from AOR to Hardcore but always touches on certain themes and subjects. It does pose an issue for the reviewer if the music is poor, but as I always say a good record is a good record even despite or because of the lyrical themes. What has always perplexed me though over the years is that despite the rich Christian musical heritage and the rise of musical forms like Symphonic Rock many Christian Rock bands play it straight. The one saving grace is of course the songs themselves, and thankfully Four Star Revival rocks…


 In essence this album is great 80’s flavoured Hard Rock with a nod to the 70’s (and when we say 70’s read that as essentially Sabbath) and early eighties Metal… That sound I know is rather in vogue at the moment we know, but it’s well done here.


With ex-members of Life After Death (which also featured members of Armored Saint) and WarMinister in the line-up, songs like ‘Red’ have a real power to them and that great early Metal sound that really comes alive with some solid vocals. The story of the album really is those vocals and driving guitars and tracks like ‘Hold On’; ‘Somewhere to Run’; ‘Let Love’ and closing duo ‘Shine’ and ‘Fade’ make this a more than memorable album.

 

 

by Matt Rockpit

 

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